Jo Lynn Burke, who was the school’s previous principal from 2015-18, will be resuming her position now that her family is moving back to Northwest Arkansas! Her teaching career includes being an elementary teacher for 15 years and a preschool owner and director for five years. Jo Lynn is excited about returning to First Baptist Christian School and will begin working as principal in June 2019.  The school board, staff and families appreciate the service of Catherin Blankenship as Interim Principal this year. Mrs. Burke will be attending the school Fundraiser/Picnic on April 25 and looks forward to meeting new and current FBCS families.

“I am passionate about training up children to love Christ and become godly leaders who will make a difference for Christ.  I believe that education begins with the shaping and molding of the child’s heart so that the shaping of the mind will understand that all things were created for our Maker’s purpose.  I believe that leading educators in this endeavor is both a privilege and honor as well as my ministry and all for the glory of the Lord.”



  • August 8- Parent Orientation 6:30 p.m.
  • August 9- Meet and Greet for K-7th grade students (9-11 a.m.)
  • August 14- Meet and Greet for preschool students; first day of elementary/middle school
  • August 15- First day for preschool students
  • August 22- Sub Meeting 9am
  • August 27- Homeroom Mom’s Meeting
  • August 30- Pizza Friday Begins
  • September 12- Fall Open House/Ice Cream Social 5:30pm-7pm
  • September 17- Early School Dismissal 1:30pm
  • September 26- Moms & Muffins
  • September 30- October 3- Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 3- Grandparent’s Day/Breakfast/Bookfair/Program
  • October 18- Fall Break
  • October 21- Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences/ No School
  • October 24- Portable Pumpkin Patch (PreK-K5 8:30am)

*Registration for 2019-20 school year is currently open and online registration is available.  The 8th grade will be added to our middle school in 2019. 

People who are interested can call 479-878-1052 to set up a time to tour our school. Preschool tours are available on Thursday mornings and Elementary and Middle School tours are available on Fridays.